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Of the Greatest Good

In Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 05

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Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius


The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

06 - Hawthorne

In The Spirit of American Literature

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John Albert Macy


THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN LITERATURE is a collection of essays reviewing contemporary authors on the literary scene at the turn of the century …

Act 3

In The Doctor's Dilemma

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George Bernard Shaw


The Doctor's Dilemma is about Dr. Colenso Ridgeon, who has recently been knighted because of a miraculous new treatment he developed for tub…

Chapter 01

In The Mayor of Casterbridge (version 2)

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Thomas Hardy


Irritated and drunken, an itinerant farm-worker sells his wife and child to a stranger. Thus begins The Mayor of Casterbridge, set in rural …

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